Meghan and Harry urged to ‘speak up’ and name ‘racist royal’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accused an unnamed member of the Royal Family – not the Queen or Prince Philip – of making a racist comment about their son Archie before he was born in their explosive Oprah Winfrey interview. Royal commentator Daniela Elser insisted Harry and Meghan should name the individual.
Ms Elser’s comments come after unauthorised biography Finding Freedom claimed the couple had considered outing the royal.
The Duke and Duchess have, however, distanced themselves from the biography and made it clear its authors, who rely on unnamed sources, do not speak on their behalf.
Writing for news.com.au, the royal commentator said the Sussexes have a “responsibility” to speak out.
Ms Elser warned not naming the royal “has not protected some unspecified member of the Royal Family from global infamy but has impugned the entire Royal Family”.
She said: “That is not fair. Nearly six months on since the two-hour prime time TV special, the entire Royal Family remains tarred with the same racist brush in many people’s minds.”
Ms Elser added: “Do Harry and Meghan have a responsibility here to either speak up or pipe down?
“They are the ones who opened up this particular Pandora’s box.
“When the Sussexes announced they wanted out as full-time working members of the Royal Family in January last year, the Queen quickly put the kybosh on their proposed half-in, half-out model.
“So too now they need to decide to either push on and level specific charges against whoever was involved in these ‘conversations’ or to draw a line under this chapter.”
Buckingham Palace said “some recollections may vary” in a statement after Harry and Meghan’s TV interview.